The History of California Videodisc (Laserdisc)
The people, places and events which make up the rich history of California can now come alive in your classroom through the use of this videodisc (laserdisc) and the single copy of the History of California CD-ROM which is included at no extra charge as part of the package. The videodisc is used to show illustrated lectures or student presentations on the classroom TV, and may be used without a computer by simply scanning the barcodes in the accompanying Master Guide book. The CD-ROM makes it easy to prepare scripts, which can be printed with barcodes. The CD-ROM can also be used to directly control the advance of the laserdisc from item to selected item on the classroom TV. The CD-ROM includes built-in presentation-making software and the right to incorporate images in presentations created with PowerPoint® and other products. Every image has a descriptive caption, in the Master Guide and in the CD-ROM, at two reading levels: fourth-grade reading level, or full adult. There are narrated Overviews of time periods, film clips, maps and 1,759 carefully selected historical images, all organized in a unique, flexible format.Select one of the following topics:
————— Description —————The History of California Videodisc is a visual library is of l,759 pictures, maps and charts, plus 60 film clips and a dozen narrated Overviews of time periods in the state's history. Each image has its own, often quite lengthy, caption, which describes the image and tells how it fits into the history of the state. A copy of the History of California CD-ROM is included with each laserdisc. The CD-ROM and the laserdisc are designed to be used together or separately.
An accompanying Master Guide book contains individual barcodes for every one of the 1,759 images, for each of the 60 film clips, and for the 12 narrated Overviews, printed above the (often quite lengthy) descriptive captions. There are 2 sets of the captions; one set contains captions written at elementary reading level, and the other contains captions written at full adult reading level. Just scan the barcode printed above the caption, and the laserdisc player will instantly call the video, the image, or the narrated Overview to the TV screen -- without a computer.The guide book contains an extensive index which is used to locate items by name. It also contains subject headings, such as Agriculture and Mexican Americans, which can be used to prepare illustrated lectures on different subjects.
The images include historical events, prominent persons, paintings, political cartoons, and maps, all selected to be compatible with your textbook. The 60 Motion Picture Sequences, including some of Hollywood's early silent film stars, the 1935 San Diego Exposition, and the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, can be played on the computer screen, or selected for a presentation on the classroom TV.There are twelve Overviews, sound-and-image summaries of historical periods. Each of these can be used to introduce a major period of California’s history. An Overview can also be used to review a historical period after its study has been completed.
Your students can become involved in California history by preparing illustrated reports for the classroom TV screen. Working in groups or as individuals, they can gain experience in research, critical thinking, organizing data, and presenting their programs.You can add interest and excitement to your California history classes with this treasure-trove of vivid images, thoroughly researched captions, lively film sequences, and narrated overviews, all ready for easy use in your classroom.
accompanying CD-ROM allows more than 800 of the images to be exported
onto your computer's hard drive. You can print these
images and use them in PowerPoint®
and other computer programs, for non-commercial use within
your school classroom. Students may use the images in reports, and
teachers can create handouts and even overhead transparencies.
Satellite Images and Maps · Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes, Volcanoes · The Land and the Climate · The Coast Region · The Central Valley · California’s Mountain Areas · The DesertsSection B, Native Californians
The Tribes · The Foods of Native Californians · Homes of Native Californians · Canoes · Money · Women and Children · Dances, Games, Customs
Section C, Spanish Exploration and Colonial History
Christopher Columbus · Explorers Who Followed Columbus · Cortés and the Maya · Pizarro, De Soto, Coronado · The Spaniards and the Indians · The First Explorations of California · Francis Drake and the Other Early Voyagers Along the California Coast · The First Spanish Missions · The Sacred Expedition and the San Francisco Bay · The Early Mission Period, 1769 Through 1781 · Moving Into the Bay Area · The Later Mission Period, 1782 Through 1817 · The Russians in California
Section D, Mexican California, the Emigrants, War, Independence
California, a Mexican Province · Traders and Trappers · Life in Mexican California · American Emigrants Headed West · California Life in the Mid-19th Century · Texas Becomes Independent; the Mexican War · The Bear Flag Revolt and the American ConquestSection E, How the Gold Rush Changed California
The Years Just Before the Gold Rush · The Discovery of Gold · The Gold Rush · The Work of Finding Gold · Life in the Diggings · Toward Statehood · The Constitutional Convention · The Early Days of Statehood · The Growing City of San Francisco · Tensions Between Racial and Ethnic Groups · The Californians and the Indians · People and Events, 1848-1859Section F, The Frontier State, 1860-1890
Agriculture, Fruit Growing, Ranching · Emigrants and Immigrants · Urban Life · Mining · Business, Industry, Labor · Transportation · Politics, Politicians, Courts · Architecture · California’s Many Cultures · Women, Women’s Rights · Writers, Publications · Art and Artists · Schools and Colleges · California’s Natural Beauty · Health and Medicine · People, Places and Events 1860-1890Section G, The Progressive Era, 1890-1920
Agriculture, Fruit Growing, Ranching · Urban Life · The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake · Business, Industry, Labor · Transportation · Politics, Politicians, Courts · Architecture · California’s Many Cultures · Women, Women’s Rights · Writers, Publications · Art and Artists · Schools and Colleges · California’s Natural Beauty · Science · Wars and Defense · Sports and Recreation · People, Places and EventsSection H, Boom Times, 1921-1929
Agriculture, Fruit Growing, Ranching · Urban Life · Business, Industry, Labor · Motion Pictures · Transportation · Politics, Politicians, Courts · Architecture · California’s Many Cultures · Women, Women’s Rights · Art and Artists · Schools and Colleges · Science · Wars and Defense · Sports and RecreationSection I, The Depression Years, 1929-1940
People, Places and Events · Agriculture, Fruit Growing, Ranching · Dams and Floods · The Depression · Business, Industry, Labor · Transportation · Politics and Politicians · Architecture · California’s Many Cultures · Writers, Publications · Art and Artists · Science · Sports and RecreationSection J, World War II
California’s War · Persons to Remember · The Japanese-American Relocation · Agriculture, Dams, Canals · Urban Life · Business and Industry · Motion Pictures, Radio · Writers, Composers, Artists · California’s Many Cultures · ScienceSection K, California, a Postwar Mecca
Urban Life · People to Remember · Civil Strife · Business, Industry · Motion Pictures · Politics and Politicians · Writers, Publications · California’s Many Cultures · Schools and Colleges · Musicians, Composers · Wars and Defense · Sports and RecreationSection L, California Today
Urban Life · Agriculture · The Restless Earth · Business and Industry · Motion Pictures and Television · Musicians · Politics and Politicians · Writers · California’s Many Cultures · Sports and Recreation · Toward the Future